Spring 2021 Eye Makeup Trends

Neons, flashy liner, and crease shadow, oh my! We are springing into a season full of colorful and bold eye looks. As usual, these Spring 2021 trends are full of oldies but goodies, but also new techniques that I’ve never seen before.

I use makeup trends as inspiration and put my own creative spin on them! Here’s how I’ve been embracing and loving Spring 21’s eye trends! Now, don’t feel pressured at all to take on these in full force and definitely not all at once in the same look.

These trends are suggestions and I encourage you to play around with them! Unlike trends in fashion, (which can go sideways fast with regrettable consequences!) makeup trends are low risk and super affordable.

1)Pop of Color Eyeshadow

This spring, don’t be afraid to add a little POP to your shadow. For my spring pop shadow, I’ve been using airbrush eye shadows Royal and Sheer Purple.

This is great because you don’t have to worry about having the right brushes for eyeshadow, you’re already using an airbrush system for foundation, all you have to do is change the product in the foundation well – so convenient!

So my fellow makeup lovers, have fun and embrace neon and sparkly bright colors, apply them to your eyelid and your lower lash line, it’s what all the cool kids are doing these days! Not wearing shadows? Check out the next trend. 

2) Colored Eyeliner

I know it’s hard to believe, but bright eyeliner is making a strong comeback. (Think 1980s but better technology!) Personally, I’m excited about this because blue eyeliner makes my brown eyes really pop!

I love using our Persuasion Liner in Nautical. Yes it’s blue, but no panic needed -the color is subtle, and it compliments my brown eyes beautifully! For makeup lovers with light eyes, try warm tones for liner like gold or coral.

I’d recommend our Temptation Liquid Liner in Champagne to accentuate the cold tone of your eyes- it’s also waterproof and smudge-proof (bonus)!

Emerald Persuasion Another way to spice up this trend is going mono-chromatic – Emerald Persuasion eyeliner makes green eyes the envy of this trend. 

3) Cut Crease Shadow 

Cut crease is a technique of using eyeshadow to create a line above your natural crease line. This will add more dimension and depth making your eyes appear bigger.

This technique works for all eye shapes, but cut crease is especially popular for hooded eyelids because it adds extra depth to the lid. It’s super easy, this is how I apply cut crease shadow:

Step 1: Blend a dark brown eyeshadow into your crease and wing it out! 

Try: COFFEE  BEAN 

Step 2: Using a flat line concealer brush, apply a thick layer of our Nude Illusion concealer (because the coverage and color are AMAZING) over your crease!

Step 3: Cover the rest of the eyelid with foundation and add setting powder over your entire lid.

Step 4: Add some shimmer! Apply eyeshadow until desired shimmer is achieved

4) Emerald Smokey Eye

If you can’t tell, this season is all about adding color. Apply Click N Play shadow in Moss in the inner part of the eyelid and use a dark brown or black in the outer part of your eyelid. Not a huge fan of the smokey-eye or dark eye makeup?

Don’t worry, you can rock the emerald eyeshadow by itself! The green is powerful enough to be worn alone!

With the crazy year we’ve all had, I’m sure we all have a serious case of Spring fever. I want to see you all shine- whether it’s in your own home or out and about!

So, my fellow makeup lovers, test out and play with these trends! Don’t be afraid to be bold and creative this season, all the colors of the rainbow are in. Have fun with your glam this Spring, I know I will. Happy Spring, go show off those wink-worthy eyes!

Springtime Prep for Glowing Skin

Have no fear, my Spring Forward Survival Kit is here

Uh oh! It’s that time of year again, your skin is dry and dull, your body’s been covered up for months, but it’s almost time to put those spring break shorts on.

Don’t worry I’ve got you covered-I’m happy to share my annual transition secrets with my fellow makeup lovers! Not only do I survive this transition…I thrive. Here’s how:

Prep

It’s always good to start with a clean canvas and yes, your face, well anywhere you want to tan, is the canvas. Use our Bambo Polish (you only need a dime size) to exfoliate your face. ( You can use this yummy scrub on those dull, notoriously dry areas on the body, too. Think elbows, knees, and ankles.) 

This exfoliant will make your skin brighter-looking and remove dead skin cells. Exfoliating your skin is key to a silky smooth finish because it prevents pockets of sunless tanner from collecting on those dry, dull skin areas! 

PRO TIP: Speaking of sloughing away the skin, don’t forget to give your lippies some love with our Pomegranate Lip Scrub. This will buff away any dead skin cells on your lips and provide lots of moisture. There will be NO crusty lips this season. Remember, new season, new canvas. 

Tan

Sunless tanning comes in many forms. From barely-there color to “wowza, when did you get back from vacation?” From gradual color build with clear application to sun-kissed in an instant.

No matter how many different formulas there are out there, I think we can all agree on a few fears we have when it comes to application.

  1. The dreaded orange hue – it’s a big fear and there are many tanning products out there that fail to capture that natural tan essence. (Some by inches, and some by miles.) 
  2. Streaks! – full body application can be just scary enough for us to want to skip it altogether. And just imagine… what if you got distracted and forgot a whole limb!

Let me tell you, I have tried so many sunless tanners and have had my share of tanning turmoil. I’m going to make it easy for you with two easy remedies for your application fears.

Flawless Formulas

Tanning Tonic and Tanning Solution. Two flawless formulas that won’t steer you wrong.

Tanning Tonic – a juicy concoction of good for your skin ingredients. Makes my skin look healthy with zero traces of the off-putting orange. And if you like to feel like you have been whisked away to a tropical island, just close your eyes and take in the aroma of a Caribbean breeze.

Tanning Solution – This seemingly magical formula not only gives me color that lasts up to fourteen days, I get instant color. And forget about that telltale tanning odor… not with this formula. 

Airbrush application

Always even. When you go to the salon to get sunless tanning, what do they use? A modified airbrush device. So why would you settle for anything less at home?

The reasons why salons use airbrush application is because it’s reliable and even. EVERY SINGLE TIME. Skip the streaks and use what the pros use – but at home!

Sleep 

After completely drying, I like to sleep in my new tan and yes COMPLETELY DRY. We’re giving our skin a glow, not our bedsheets! While I know that my tan starts to kick in 4-6 hours after application, I also know that if I sleep in my tan, it soaks in a little longer and motivates me to hop out of bed a few minutes before my alarm to check out my new glow!

I also sleep soundly because I know that (once I am dry), my new glowing color won’t transfer. Trust me, it’s worth the wait. Plus, it’s really hard to keep checking your tan line (obsess much?) while you are catching your Zzzzzzs.

Shower (not scrub)

Be sure to skip any scruffy, rough cleansing, especially the day after you apply. Your tan is fresh and even and you want to keep it that way. It’s best to use cold or room-temperature water when showering.

Be sure to dry with caution, dry in a light dabbing motion to avoid streaks, and accidentally removing your tan! 

Touching Up

Days after tanning, you might need a little refresh or touch up in certain areas. Our Tanning Tonic Mist is great for a quick and easy touch-up or as I like to call it on-the-go glow-it’s the perfect size to fit in your purse!

It’s clear and the color aligns perfectly with Tanning Solution or Tanning Tonic. And let’s not forget that ‘take me away’ tropical scent! 

I hope my survival kit has calmed your spring scaries and you’re excited to feel confident in those spring break shorts! Remember prep is key (clean canvas), follow the simple aftercare steps, and always keep your Tanning Tonic Mist in arm’s reach. Now, GO GET YOUR GLOW ON!

5 REASONS WHY I LOVE AIRBRUSH

I’ve officially joined the world of airbrush and thanks to LUMINESS, my makeup is looking better than ever. Here’s why I ditched traditional foundation and never looked back. 

 1. EASY TO USE

Although airbrush systems look very different than traditional makeup tools, with some practice, the application will feel just as easy and natural. Were you a pro the first time you applied traditional foundation? Doubt it!

If you follow the basic airbrush rules, keep the system 4 fingers away from your face, always keep the system moving and lightly pull on the trigger, you will love your airbrush experience.

I’m by no means a makeup artist, I just LOVE makeup. To be honest, I was a bit intimidated by the systems at first, because it looks so different from a traditional makeup brush.

However, applying airbrush cosmetics came easy to me very quickly. After about 3 tries, I felt like an airbrush pro and I started to love the results. 

 2. VERSATILITY

When you think of airbrush, you probably only think about foundation, but you can complete most of your makeup routine and more with an airbrush system.

You can accomplish killer contour, symmetrical eyebrows, the perfect smokey eye, and root cover all with any of LUMINESS’ Airbrush Systems. Oh, and I can’t forget about using the airbrush systems for a sunless tan, especially during the cold months of winter.

LUMINESS Airbrush Systems offer a feature for everyone, even if you’re not a makeup person, you can give your body a glow, fill in your roots or bald spots-the list is endless. 

 3. THE RESULTS

It’s safe to call LUMINESS’ airbrush foundation a triple threat, the finish is natural, long-lasting, and provides amazing coverage. If you are a makeup enthusiast like myself, you understand how rare it is for a product to have all of those qualities.

The airbrush foundation covers my wrinkles, blemishes, and discoloration, my skin looks flawless and that’s just the foundation. With the other airbrush products.

I never have to feel insecure about my hairline, my body always has a little extra glow, and I can make my eyebrows balanced in shape, size, and fullness. 

4. INGREDIENTS 

As makeup users, it’s important to understand what the main ingredients are in the products we’re using. LUMINESS’ Airbrush foundations are water-based, oil-free, and cruelty-free. and it gets even better.. take back the triple threat label because that’s selling airbrush cosmetics short.

Some of the foundations act as your foundation, concealer, moisturizer, primer, and anti-aging serum, ALL IN ONE PRODUCT. I love multi-purpose products and I’m always looking to trim my daily routine. LUMINESS understands my fast-paced lifestyle. 

5. CUSTOMIZABLE

With traditional foundation I always struggled to find the perfect shade, I was always in-between shades, and manually mixing them never quite worked!

However, with LUMINESS’ wide variety of shades, you can mix foundations within the actual system. This feature makes it so easy to match your color perfectly. 

If you are looking for a sign to join the airbrush world, this is it. If you are nervous to learn on your own, don’t worry- LUMINESS offers free 1:1 appointments to answer any airbrush or cosmetic related questions you may have.

If you’re interested in booking an appointment with a LUMINESS airbrush expert, click link below to schedule! 

https://luminessbeautybar.as.me/

Of course, It’s great when a company provides high-quality products but it’s even better when they care about their customers and strive to make them feel confident in their results and application.

I truly recommend joining me in the world of airbrush, elevate your makeup experience and enjoy the flawless results.